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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer /Cruise Control VIN: 1HGEG8657P
This Civic LX, Automatic Trans, has no speedometer or tachometer action at all. All other guages function normally. We have checked the voltages at the speed sensor and they are good as well as grounds. I would condemn the cluster but these things make me thin...
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This Honda is made by Izuzu. Engine will idle high and and stay there until Tps is disconnected it will return to normal idle and stay there. Tps voltage stable but throttle precentage will start at 0% and then go to 4% (it still has a normal ible at this time...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG6653X
Ok car is getting no spark or injector pulse, also shift interlock is stuck and will not release from park. This problem was intermitent but seems to have finally went constant. I have looked at the wiring diagrams and I keep coming back to only three fixes ma...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22952
This vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times for "Cuts out, stalls, restarts ok". They could never duplicate the concern. After the vehicle runs for at least 30 minutes, it will "hiccup", the MIL comes on only for that split second. It does not set a c...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGEM22214
This vehicle has intermittent very stiff steering. We have tried the above repairs but the condition still exists. The fluid appeared airrated so we tried the re-seal, the airration seems to be gone but the problem is still there. We monitored the P/S pressure...
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16385
We have had this car in the shop 4 times now for the same code. P0139 "Secondary O2 signal slow". O2 signal looks fine on scanner, code only sets maybe once a month. Have completely opened main engine harness but have found nothing. This car only has 2 O2 sens... Trouble codes: P0139 (Secondary O2 Slow Signal)
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
i have a problem with the computer not grounding the fuel pump relay. the car came in with a no start problem, found fuel pump to be bad. i replaced it, still no fuel pressure, but now can apply power to pump and it works. i found 2 bad fusable links. to make ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L evap monitor VIN: KMHDN45D61
This is a strange one, could not find a leak. Cleared codes and had customer drive for a while. All other rediness monitors have completed but the evap, no codes current or pending in any system. Customer has been driving the vehicle for 2 weeks, any ideas out... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfuction), P0442 (Evap small leak 1.0mm), P0445 (Evap small leak), P0445 (Evap small leak)
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S65
Hi guys, and gals. this car was towed in by customer, she said it would not start. we charged the battery and it started right up. had history code po338d in ecm. cleared code, checked alternator and test drove for several miles. we recommended a battery and s... Trouble codes: P338
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L heater core VIN: 45GN637801
I have a 2002 Isuzu NPR truck with air conditioing that needs a heater core. I have no info from Alldata on how to do this or the labor time involved. I'm also having trouble locating an aftermarket heater core. Any help would be appreciated.
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L MIL Lamp on, POWER LOSS VIN: KNALD12464
New customer came in with complaint of MIL on and occasional power loss. If he pulls off the road and shuts off the engine and then restarts it, problem will go away temporarily. Followed Alldata flow chart and all grounds and ref. voltages were correct at the... Trouble codes: P2136 (app /tp correlation), P2125 (app /tp circuit)
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: JTHBF30G32
This car came in on a hook. Died while going down the road. Customer said he thought the alternator went. We tested the charging system and the alternator was not charging. Battery failed conductance. We replaced the alternator and battery, re-tested and sent ...
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1VVGE22C5R
Vehicle came on running hot.Coolant level low. Checked for head gasket leak. None found. Idle would surge from 1500 to 2000 RPM's. Replaced thermostat. Still ran hot. Replaced radiator. OK. Surge gone. Came back in 1 month. Running hot again. Replaced water pu...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L long crank time VIN: JN8HD17Y4S
intermitt long crank time warm/cold on start up...can occur after sits or just if shut off & restarted in 5 minutes...fuel pressure strong, fuel clean, injectors clean...this has lots of miles but kept real clean & serviced...just replaced fule filter at engin...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DO6
this code is for the rpm signal from the PCM to the TCM, spec is idle 0.6v to 2.2v @ 3000 rpm. I have 3.1v to 4.5v check short to voltage ok, unplug TCM and voltage goes to 0v vehicle has a tach that reads correct engine rpm. This has me puzzled! the TCM reads... Trouble codes: P0720
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2VV22E0L
Hello all fellow toyota techs, have a problem that is stumping me. First let's start from beginning, car came in for no fast idle in the morning. replaced isc motor and car idled at 1500rpm first thing, isc motor was fully retracted in the box, then I let car ... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor malfunction)
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN93P0S
drove truck last night,parked. came in this morning (heavy snow fall) got in the truck to start plowing... crank, no start. just what i needed! popped hood, checked spark, no spark. checked injector pulse, no pulse. checked power at both coil and injectors bot...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXY
This car came in with a complaint of check engine lite on. When I started it to bring it in there was no lite so we checked it out and it was all ok. That nite I thought I would test drive it home, when I started it the lite came on and scanned a P0340 code I ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor circuit problem)
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L alt not charging VIN: JTEGH20VX1
after repairs were completed, the battery lite didnt come on and of course no charge to the battery, we replaced the alt with a rebuilt unit, still no battery lite, all fuses are good but the red/blue wire has only 2 volts at the alt plug the other two wires (...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L electronic 4wheel drive actuation VIN: 5TEHN72N32
hello, this toyota tacoma has good electric motor operation on the front diff and transfer case these motors we have manually tested they linerally operate both ways with same current draw both ways. we have also check operation of all three switches on the dr...
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2004 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L drivetrain VIN: 1JEEP21A44
In a '04 Highlander w/awd we have a slight to moderate vibration when torque is applied, i.e. going up a hill, no vibration when idling, transmission in neutral. It doesn't seem wheel related or speed sensitive. No ck engine light is on. Engine mounts and driv...
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2008 Toyota tundra 4.7L no spark or noid light VIN: 5TFRT54198
I have a 2008 toyota tundra 4.7L with a no start when cold. It will start when temp is above 54* It has no spark or firing of the fuel injectors when this problem occurs. Does the CMP control the ignition and injectors? It has a poor wave pattern from the CMP....
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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L engine VIN: JHMCB7684M
I REPLACED THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET WHICH TOOK CARE OF THE LEAK. REMOVED THE WATER PUMP & FOUND THE IMPELLER WOULD SPIN IN THE SHAFT WITH VERY LITTLE EFFORT. FYI IT WAS AN AFTERMARKET REBUILD. SUPPRISE! ITS NOW ALIVE WITH A NEW HONDA PUMP. I ALSO REPAIRED ...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMEG8680S
thank`s to all of you tech,yes it was the iac,sometimes the valve makes very strange things.The customer don`t want replacement because a new one is expensive.see you later!
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18063
Thanks to all that gave advise. I could not find anything wrong with the EGR system or the ignition. The missfire was very intermittant and could only be felt when the engine was cold, although the scan tool would show a missfire every now and then when the en... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L down shifts when coastintg 45-60mph VIN: 2HKYF1845H
the customer took the car back to the dealer, warranty help??? if he comes back and tells us what they did, ill post the info thanx again for all the replies!!!
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2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L heater ducting? VIN: 5FNRL38246
HEATER CORE HAD FLOW BUT TEMPATURE DID NOT INCREASE AT THE DRIVE SIDE POSSIBLE BLOCK SEALLER FORM PREVIOUS OWNER ATTEMT TO CURE HEADGASKET WITH STOP LEAK. INSTALLED NEW HEATERCORE 8.5HR INSTALL- AND HEATER COMES OUT ALL VENTS WHEN DESIRED
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no drive VIN: KMHWF35H13
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED AFTER SENDING SONATA TO LOCAL TRANS SHOP FOR A WEEK IT WAS SENT BACK UNFIXED THEY COULDNT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT SO THEY RE-CLEANED BATTERY CABLES AND ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR THE TRANS EVERYTHING WE ALREADY DID SO WE SEN...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV51E44
Thank you all for your replies to my help request. To answer a couple questions you had; 1) I cleaned the throttle plate with no tangible results in way it idled, 2) the rough idle occurred only when engine was at operating temperature. I did a cylinder bal...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start VIN: 4S2DE58YX4
thanks for all the replies. the adjuster came out and at first wanted us to simply do an injection cleaning. we refused. we told him that we would replace the pump, filler neck, injectors and rails or nothing. we did agree to flush the tank and lines. when we ...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJB72391
i got several good replies. thanks to jim schoiled who even provided part numbers for return hose and updated clamps. it was the ront return hose that was leaking. there are 2 updated clamps and an updated hose as well.hose was replaced without removing rail o...
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD6853X
Good Morning Girls and Guys , I will call this a fix. Sorry for the delay but there was a backorder on the Oil Control Valve. The valve Ohm tested ok but it seems mechanical travel was too little. The car is fixed. No Pats on the back to anyone but I am greatf... Trouble codes: P0155, P1349.
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L bucks in 1st gear VIN: JM1BC1419V
Seems everybody remembered this fix except me. Boot was cracked. My father once said he was afraid he had learned too much and his head was full. Now to learn something he had to forget something to make room. Hope thats not the case with me because I just rel...
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1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L No Start VIN: JH2P123543
replaced computer and car started and ran fine. They must of shorted out the computer... Thanks to all
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
First I want to thank everyone who responded...I was very frustrated and ready to pull my hair out. Ended up being a combination of several things...the plug wires (not original) were bad and the plugs, even though they fired were fuel fouled enough to not li...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L check engine light VIN: JT2BG22K5X
I have checked power to solenoid has power when tcc is on and power goes away when tcc is off. I am suspecting that something wrong in transmission so I am going to call and get another transmission I will post what happens after I get the transmission in. sor...
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